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Fellowships to cover the Doha climate summit - applications open - deadline 29 May

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  • Joydeep Gupta
    Please see the press release below. It s also attached as PDF file Apologies for cross postings All the best Joydeep *Press Release: Application Process for
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      Please see the press release below. It's also attached as PDF file

      Apologies for cross postings

      All the best
      Joydeep



      *Press Release: Application Process for CCMP Fellowship programme 2012 is
      now open until closing on 29 May, 2359 GMT.*

      The Climate Change Media
      Partnership<http://www.climatemediapartnership.org/>(CCMP) is proud to
      announce the launch of a Fellowship program that will
      send journalists to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Doha
      (COP18) in late 2012. The Fellowships are open predominantly to journalists
      from developing countries, but journalists from the US and Russia are also
      welcome to apply.

      Formed in 2007 by Internews� Earth Journalism Network (EJN), Panos London
      and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), the
      CCMP has brought developing country journalists to the annual UN climate
      summits for the past five years. This has enabled them to cover the summit
      for their home media organizations, work with experienced and knowledgeable
      journalists from around the world, and gain a multifaceted understanding of
      climate change's global impact. Numerous regional organizations also play a
      supporting role in the partnership.

      As part of the fellowships, the CCMP will cover travel, lodging and daily
      subsistence expenses, arrange press accreditation at COP18, and provide
      other support services. The Fellows will benefit from a series of specially
      designed activities, including an orientation session, breakfast briefings,
      a field trip and a media clinic.

      To be eligible for this fellowship applicants must be:

      � A journalist from the developing world, USA or Russia

      � Able to illustrate passion and commitment to reporting on climate change
      issues

      � Able to travel to Doha, Qatar to arrive no later than 29th November 2012
      and leave no later than 8th December 2012

      � Have proven support from an editor, producer or supervisor

      The CCMP fully respects the editorial independence of all journalists.
      Throughout the conference, Fellows are free to report as they see fit. As
      well as the requirements above we ask that journalists agree to provide
      copies or summaries of all the stories they file during COP18 for posting
      on our websites and that they show collegial attitude towards other
      Fellows. One of the main benefits of this program will be the opportunity
      for Fellows to exchange views and information with their journalistic peers
      from around the world.

      Criteria for evaluating applicants will include the prospective Fellow's
      demonstrated interest in climate change issues; their audience; and the
      ability of the Fellowship to provide an opportunity for those journalists
      who might not otherwise have a chance to cover such events. Fellows
      represent a diverse range of experience and regions, though a primary goal
      of this program is to reach audiences � particularly marginalized
      communities � who are currently underserved when it when it comes to
      climate information.

      At the moment, the CCMP has funding to bring a small number of Fellows, but
      is actively working to increase support in order to increase those numbers.
      In addition to selecting the initial slate of Fellows, targeted to be
      announced in September a waitlist will also be created to select additional
      journalists if more funding becomes available.

      *Applicants are required to submit an application before the May 29, 2012
      deadline.* We expect to announce the winners of the Fellowships in
      September. To apply for a fellowship please click
      here<http://earthjournalism.net/user/register?destination=/apply/4738&a=1&pid=4738>.
      If the link gives trouble paste this website address
      http://earthjournalism.net/user/register?destination=/apply/4738&a=1&pid=4738

      To contact the CCMP please use the following information:

      *International Institute for Environment & Development:*
      Mike Shanahan, Press Officer
      mike.shanahan@...

      *Earth Journalism Network, Internews:*
      Morgan Williams, Project Manager
      mwilliams@...

      *Panos:*
      Tia Jeewa, Senior Press & Communication Officer
      tia.jeewa@...


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